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Mobile home engine fire shuts down Golf Course Drive to Santa Rosa Avenue

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A roadway lane was shutdown for nearly an hour Sunday after a motor home began emitting smoke along the roadway, according to the Sonoma County Fire District.

The incident occurred shortly after 4:30 p.m. No injuries were reported.

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Sonoma County spent $40 million on road repairs in 2022

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Sonoma County continues to chip away at a long line of paving projects across its vast rural road network, with roughly $40 million spent on road projects this year.

The county is responsible for 1,368 miles of roads outside cities — one of the largest systems across the Bay Area — and has repaved about 30% over the past 10 years, said Janice Thompson, the county’s deputy director of transportation and public works.

Local roads, typically residential roads that see less traffic compared to main or arterial roads, make up the bulk of the network, according to the county road division website. In 2020, the average condition of those local roads on a 0-100 pavement condition index was 37, which is categorized as “poor.”

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Sonoma County, tagged with a reputation for the roughest roads in the Bay Area, is winning plaudits from former critics for spending $60 million to resurface scores of rural roads and build facilities intended to enhance public safety while creating thousands of jobs.

Pavement on more than 43 miles of major and minor roads throughout the county will be repaired or replaced in 2022 and 2023 at a cost of nearly $40 million as the county continues pouring discretionary dollars into improvements for the nearly 1,400-mile road network.

A companion program will apply $20 million in PG&E wildfire claims settlement funds to 28 projects that include rebuilding roads, replacing retaining walls on roads needed for emergency evacuation and taking the first step toward a long-awaited permanent bridge over the Russian River at Asti.

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